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At least 15 dead in Uttar Pradesh train crash

The Janta Express.
The Janta Express. Image by Smeet Chowdhury / CC BY 2.0

The Dehradun-Varanasi Janta Express has derailed on its way from Dehra Dun to Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, killing 15 passengers and injuring more than 150. Rail services between Varanasi and Lucknow continue to be disrupted as emergency teams try to clear wrecked carriages from the tracks. India has one of the world’s largest rail networks, but accidents are common, with many being attributed to ageing tracks and rolling stock. Read more: timesofindia.indiatimes.com